In a regional meeting held prior to the 11th IOI World Conference in Bangkok in November 2016, the IOI’s Caribbean and Latin American Region elected Ms Nilda Arduin (Ombudsman Sint Maarten) as the new Regional President.
IOI Secretary General Günther Kräuter participated at an expert meeting on strengthening independence of national human rights institutions (NHRIs) in the OSCE region,which was held in Warsaw from 28 to 29 November 2016.
The Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights declared this thesis during a round table "Personal identification of police officers and national guards as protection against arbitrary behavior: problems and solutions" which was held on 15 November 2016, at the Ombudsman's Office.

 

The International Conference of Information Commissioners (ICIC2017) will be jointly hosted by the UK Information Commissioner and the Scottish Information Commissioner and held in Manchester from 20 – 21 September 2017.
Honourable Mr. Asad Ashraf Malik, Provincial Ombudsman Sindh has been elected as President of International Ombudsman Institute (IOI) for the Asian Region.
The Office of the Ombudsman New Zealand has published the Ombudsman Quarterly Review – Spring 2016. Follow this news item to read more about the Ombudsman’s work and most recent projects.
National preventive mechanisms (NPM) from 13 countries will gather in Zagreb on 29 and 30 November 2016 for the Conference of NPMs of the South-East Europe Network.
El Ombudsman Nacional, Luis Raúl González Pérez, hizo un urgente llamado a los defensores de los derechos humanos de Iberoamérica para incidir y actuar de manera inmediata en la erradicación de la pobreza. Los convocó a pasar de los compromisos a las acciones en la erradicación de la pobreza en todas sus formas y dimensiones y afirmó que es el mayor desafío al que se enfrenta el mundo y constituye un requisito indispensable para la sostenibilidad.
El 23 de noviembre de 2016, el XXI Congreso de la Federación Iberoamericana del Ombudsman (FIO) concluye después de un intensa jornada de trabajo y debate, donde se pusieron sobre la mesa aspectos relevantes sobre la lucha contra la pobreza y la promoción de los Derechos Humanos, abordado tanto en el plano general como también en ámbitos diferenciados de los países integrados en esta organización y en asuntos tan decisivos como la educación o la vivienda.
On 24 November 2016 the interdisciplinary lecture series “One out of five” on the topic of violence against women was opened by Ombudswoman Gertrude Brinek at the premises of the Austrian Ombudsman Board (AOB).